Israeli Ambassador and Former Supreme Court President Visit Law School

Winter 2012

Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael B. Oren, recently spoke to a packed audience at the Law School about the relationship between Israel and the U.S. During his talk, which was hosted by the Law School’s Center for Israeli Legal Studies, Oren described the two countries as sharing spiritual ties, a strategic alliance, and a commercial connection. A few months later, Aharon Barak, former president of the Israeli Supreme Court, visited the Law School to discuss human rights issues. Barak, who served on the Israeli Supreme Court for 28 years, maintained that applying proportionality to law is key in defending human rights while also advancing important state interests.